Ex-con accused of punching police dog after fleeing robbery scene

Edward William Montgomery, 23, is facing two charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon as well as a charged of interference with a police service animal.

March 14, 2012 8:59:22 AM PDT
An ex-convict is accused of punching a police dog after fleeing a robbery scene.

Edward William Montgomery is facing two charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon as well as a charged of interference with a police service animal. According to court documents, on March 11 officers responded to a robbery in progress call at an Advanced Auto Parts Store at 1821 W. Mount Houston Rd. in north Houston when Montgomery and co-defendant Alex Newson were inside the store with firearms and had employees and customers on the floor.

Police say Montgomery and Newson fled out the back door when they saw the responding officers. Newson was apprehended immediately, but Montgomery got away into nearby woods.

Court documents state a K-9 unit was called out to assist in the search and located Montgomery. He then punched the dog in the head and body until officers were able to detain him.

Montgomery, 23, has prior convictions for burglary and attempted possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, as well as drug, burglary, theft, evading, assault, injury to a child, and trespassing.

He is not in custody. Bond has been set at a total of $125,000 for the three charges.